When to do a breast exam
Once a month only
Menstruating women – 7 days after the start of your period. When breasts are least tender or swollen.
Menopausal women – the first day of every month.
Breastfeeding – after all the milk has been expressed.
Mastectomy with or without breast reconstruction – examine your mastectomy scar and reconstructed breast(s).
We’ll send you a monthly email reminder on the first of each month.